The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs taken by J.P. Mills

caption: Forked posts, set up to commemorate the performance of Feasts of Merit, standing in front of donor's dwelling house. The house is built with plank walls and shingle-covered roofs; the gable is decorated with carved, wooden "house horns" to which the owner is entitled after he has performed a Feast of Merit. Tangkhul, Metikumi village.
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Tangkhul
location: Matikomi (Metikumi)
person: Mills/ J.P.
date: 1918-1945
note: documentation based on catalogue by Betty von Furer-Haimendorf unless uncatalogued, in which case text within square brackets
person: School of Oriental and African Studies, London
refnum: 1068/SOAS/JPM